Martinez Community Advisory Panel

Martinez Community Advisory Panel

Martinez Refinery Community Advisory Panel (CAP)

Tesoro’s Martinez Refinery formed its Community Advisory Panel, or CAP, in 1994. The CAP is an independent group comprised of local residents who serve as an interface between the management of the refinery and area residents. Tesoro meets and works with the CAP to help further educate the surrounding community about refinery operations and plans, while the CAP helps Tesoro better understand and address community questions and concerns.

Tesoro is committed to doing business in a way that involves considering and working with the community to create value for us all. While the CAP will not be asked to approve or reject any actions taken by Tesoro, the CAP is an important advisory group and Tesoro actively responds to their recommendations.

If you are interested in learning more about Tesoro’s CAP in Martinez, please contact us.

Members Include:

Tim Carr resides in Northern Concord. He attended Purdue University and is an electronics engineer with expertise in radio communications and now supplies rugged uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) for the Navy fighting ships of the world. Tim has 15 years of management experience running technical crews over 3 western states and 25 years of experience designing wide-area transmitter systems. Tim enjoys motorcycle touring and attends motor sport racing as well as home games for both the A’s and 49ers.

Paul Detjens, a 25 year resident of Martinez, is the project manager for the Contra Costa County Flood Control District’s Lower Walnut Creek Restoration project.   Walnut Creek (the creek, not the city) and the Tesoro Martinez Refinery share a common border that’s nearly 4 miles long.   Paul’s involvement on the CAP reinforces the importance of being good neighbors.   Paul is a registered professional engineer in California and received his engineering degree from University of California, Davis.

Jonathan Eagan serves as Assistant Superintendent for Mt. Diablo Unified School District.  He oversees the Educational Technology department and works with STEM projects throughout the district.  Jonathan brings the K-12 educational school system lens to the CAP.  Jonathan has lived in Martinez for 20 years.

Danea Gemmell attended Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and is a registered civil engineer. She is currently the Planning and Development Services Division Manager for Central Contra Costa Sanitary District and was previously the City Engineer for Concord until 2012. Danea is married to TC and they have two daughters, who attend Diablo Valley College.

Jeanette Green grew up in Concord as a child and moved back 20 years ago and to raise her own family. She works in the Telecommunications Industry and has been volunteering since 2004 in Concord with Mt. Diablo School District, in the reopening of Holbrook Elementary, runs the Holbrook Neighborhood Watch Program with guest speakers, and has been an HOA Board Member for her community since 2004.

Ann Lindstrom has lived in Clyde for 25 years, where she volunteers in the Clyde Community Club (CCC) organizing community events.  Ann also assists the Clyde Civic Improvement Association (CCIA) with ad hoc issues.  She is a Neighborhood Watch Captain, acting as liaison with the Office of the Sheriff, Contra Costa County.  She is a SAVES Volunteer in the Patrol Division of the Office of the Sheriff, where she completed the Citizen’s Academy and assists in events such as National Night Out, as well as other administrative duties.  Ann currently works for the Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department (EHSD.  Ann joined the Tesoro CAP in September 2016.

Deputy Ryan Nichols was born and raised in Contra Costa County. He joined the Office of the Sheriff in 2007 and has worked in a variety of assignments throughout the years. His most recent assignment is as the Pacheco Resident Deputy, which has him working closely with the community and with quality-of-life matters. Deputy Nichols has been a member of the Tesoro CAP since 2014.

Lt. Paul O’Mary is a Station House Commander and first responder with the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office. He believes it’s imperative to be a CAP member as it allows him to know what’s going on inside the refinery regarding turn-arounds and any security concerns the company may have. It also allows him to get to know the management on a first name basis so when a response from the station house is needed, everyone knows each other which makes things run quicker and smoother.

Caitlin Sly has worked for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano for more than eight years and has been Program Director for three years. Caitlin graduated from UC Davis in 2006 with a major in Latin American History and a minor in Spanish. She previously lived in Mexico, teaching English to elementary school students before joining the Food Bank. She sits on several committees throughout Contra Costa and Solano counties tackling nutrition and food access in low-income communities.

Curtis Swanson is now a consulting civil engineer. Formerly, he worked for Central Contra Costa Sanitary District for 33 years and retired as Director of Operations in 2014. Curtis grew up in Concord and now resides in Alamo. He did his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of California, Davis. Curtis is married to Christine and they have two children. He has been a member of the Tesoro CAP since 2002.

Anne Marie Taylor works as the Vice President of Advancement for John F. Kennedy University at the home campus in Pleasant Hill, CA.  She oversees all community engagement, corporate outreach, foundation/grant partnerships, alumni activities, fundraising events, and donor relations.  Her involvement with the Tesoro CAP brings the voice of nonprofit and higher education organizations to the conversation.